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companies trying to grow here in the united states are much more concerned about tax reform and allowing our economy to grow and bottom line to grow. with respect to the easter egg roll, huge topic. i appreciate that. i think we're going to have an egg-elent time. come on, you can't ask the question and not get the answer. we have worked really well. i think we're going to have a very, very enjoyable day on monday. tickets have been sent out to all the schools in the area. there will be a large military contingent that will be participating as well. i think there's five waves over two hour periods in which children and their families will be able to come to the white house. we've done extensive community outreach to bring school children in from the area. it's going to be a great day. i don't have the number. i think the east wing could probably get you an answer. i'll make sure i put out that
number. they're starting ticket distribution. i should be able to get you a number on that. >> thank you, sean. you said last month that the white house is reviewing the policy on visitor logs. will the white house voluntarily release those visitor logs? >> i think we should have an answer on our policy very shortly on that. >> okay. then a question on syria. secretary tillerson said this morning that the united states hopes that bashar al-assad will not be part of syria's future, but it is up to the people to make that determination. at the same time, the question is now whether -- the white house position, is assad is bad actor and it would be ideal if he would go, or if the white house thinks the atrocities that he's committed are absol unacceptedable and he must go? >> as i mentioned yesterday, i don't see a peaceful stable syria in the future that has assad in charge. >> so he absolutely has to go. >> there's no question that you can't have a peaceful syria with
assad in charge. eur don't see how that ever works. >> i want to ask you about some comments. ivanka is a mother of three kids. she has influenced. i'm sure she has listened to this horrible stuff. did ivanka trump play a role in president trump deciding to strike syria and what was that role. >> i think the president released last friday a very comprehensive tic toc of when the president was informed by his national security team and how his thinking evolved. his national security team was giving him a presidential daily briefing. they went over what had gone on in syria in detail. began to ask a series of questions. they came back later that day. there was a deputy principles meeting tuesday.
wednesday a principles meeting. they continued to bring back with him a series of questions and responses to the thing. it is evolving. decision making process continued aboard air force one on the way to florida, 4:00 when he arrived in mar a-lago. he had a security briefing back to different elements that were gathered in secure locations. that's when he gave the order. that being said, there's no question that ivanka and others weighed in. it was asked earlier, that when he, himself, saw images, he was very very moved. and i think ivanka and others, frankly -- i don't think there's many humans that came into contact with the president during that window of time that said, did you see those images on television? i think there was a widespread acknowledgement that the images and the actions that have been
taken were horrific and required action. >> just to be clear, she was among those who supported taking action? >> i have not asked her. again, i saw the reports that eric gave. but again, i don't think ivanka stands any different than anyone else when it comes to the response that we got. >> nobody discussed the attack with her? getting her personal reaction? >> i don't know. i don't think it's that dissimilar to what he human being. >> couple of others. you also said if there was anything that the strike on syria did, it was to validate the fact that there is no russia tie. which raises the question that there was some type of political component to this. can you respond to that? >> in the sense that -- well, i guess my point, or i think the point would be after 80 plus days of constantly being asked what the involvement is. i think clearly, with us acting, not having a conversation with moscow in the political sense prior to that, i think is pretty, for all of the
discussion about how many ties and back channels and this and that, it was a pretty clear show of e solve and force that the united states was acting and not with anyone else. >> you weren't suggesting that was a factor? >> no, but i think, respectfully, almost every single day we've been asked ab these so called ties and back channels. there's an acknowledgement that if that was true, there would have been some kind of action that didn't clearly happen. >> just to follow up on the north korean question. however the president tweets, north korea seems to threaten the possibility of taking some type of nuclear action if the u.s. launches what they view as another provocation. what is his specific reaction to that? >> i mean, i think that there is -- there's no evidence that north korea has that capability at this time. so i don't know that that could happen. >> he's making that threat. >> well, i don't think threatening something that you
don't have the capability of isn't really a threat. kevin? >> sean, i want to follow-up on that. the president in his tweets noted that china could certainly help on the north korean issue. and when you unpack it through that lens and the fact that the uss carl vinson steaming up toward the sea of japan, that may be an additional pressure to get china to come to the table. is that an accurate read of what the president would like to see them do to really apply the pressure on pyongyang? >> i think the president and president xi discussed this last week in florida. china has had a very economic and political influence on north korea over the years. and i think that when it comes to a shared national interest of ensuring that korea doesn't obtain the nuclear capabilities to threaten any people, that is something that we should all agree upon and something he talked about with president xi as an area of shared national
interest. and i think that north korea clearly understands where the united states stands on this, and i think he would welcome president xi weighing in on this a little bit more. so i think that -- obviously wants to make it clear to them and the rest of the country and the rest of the world what our position is. >> in that region, is that also a messaging circumstance? or is that simply protective for our allies in japan and korea? >> a carrier group is several things. the forward deployment is deterrence, presence, prudent. it ensures our strategic capabilities and gives the president options in the region. but i think when you see a carrier group steaming into an area like that, the forward presence of that is clearly through almost every instance, a huge deterrence. so i think it serves multiple
capabilities. >> last one. on infrastructure and taxes. the ceo is obviously very interested in trying to get something done as quickly as possible. a, shovel ready opportunities for people to get to work and obviously lowering of the taxes to enhance business expansion and perhaps even lower for middle class americans. i'm wondering if there isn't a health care component that needs to happen before you can move forward on that? >> there's a few things. obviously getting health care, the repeal and replace done, would open the amount of money that we can use to the reconciliation process to have available tax reform. that's why we made it very clear from the beginning that we thought health care should go first. it gives us a greater amount of resources to dedicate to tax reform. that being said, under every circumstance you're talking months of getting tax reform done. that's one area that they discussed today. but one of the more important areas and where i think you're
seeing the president act continuously and decisively is on the regulatory front. that's one of the largest burdens that manufacturers, unions, entrepreneurs, talk to the president about over and over again is the stifling regulations of a variety of sorts that prevent them, the coal industry, the manufacturing sector, the auto sector. over and over again are talking about the regulatory. the president's ability to take immediate action. i mentioned it here before. so far under the congressional review act, this president signed 12 pieces of legislation. that compares to one that was signed in every administration prior to this year total. and i think that that shows the president's commitment to creating not just a better tax climate, which is going to take a few months, but an immediate regulatory impact that can help businesses compete more, bring more jobs back to the united states. >> quote, hitler didn't even
think of the level of using chemical weapons. what did you mean by that? >> when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that assad is doing. i understand your point. thanks. thank you. i appreciate that. he brought them into the holocaust. i understand that. i was saying in a way that assad used them where he went into town, dropped them into the middle of town. the usist, i appreciate the clarification. that was not the intent. >> did the president speak with secretary tillerson before he went on this trip to russia? and is this stern message that the secretary delivered today a direct message from the president to v hra -- vladamir putin? >> he was in florida before he left. they met, the president and
tillerson. they've talked since again as well. >> pretty harsh words from secretary tillerson this morning about russia. can that be -- >> i don't know. look, i'm not going to -- i don't know the nature of their final conversations. i know there's been some evolution of the intelligence that we have and the actions that have been taken since friday. so i don't know where the conversations were laid off. >> thank you, sean. two foreign policy related questions. >> like to do a follow-up, the question i asked two weeks ago. >> i think they are in charge of his schedule.
it's best to get to the state department. >> is the president and administration been in touch with president ergowan on all of the actions in syria? >> i do believe that someone, either the vice president or secretary of defense spoke with him last week. but i'd have to check. i'd have to check. i thought he was on that list but off the top of my head i cannot recall. major? >> secretary tillerson, is that enhanced by the meeting with the secretary and president putin or would the united states consider secretary of state snubbed by the russian president? >> obviously he's going to meet with the foreign minister, his counter part. that's the job of a foreign minister and secretary of state, to meet with each other.
if he didn't meet with president putin, that he can convey his sentiments and thoughts of the united states to the foreign minister. >> we're not there yet. i think to prejudge the outcome -- >> in other words, tillerson to see putin on this, even though -- >> no, what i would say -- i would say there's a bit of irony that for all these talks that have been perpetuated ability back channels and direct links, now it's they won't meet with you and does that under mind the relationship -- no, i understand that. i think it' interesting that we went from all of these direct links to russia to now, are we disappointed that we can't even get a meeting with them. there's a bit of irony in the question. >> i don't even understand your point. i'm asking you at the time united states called out russia for its misinformation campaign in syria, collusion with a government it regards as
carrying out a war crime, meeting with the president president, is it or is it not a priority for this president to have the secretary of state convey that directly to putin? to the russian government. >> if the head of the russian government won't meet with him, he's going to convey it to his koupber part. i just said we're not there yet. i think the answer is the meeting with his counter part, that's the appropriate person for him to convey that with. we'll have to wait and see how the meeting goes. steve? >> the russian president today said that all this talk from the white house about weapons of mass destruction reminds him of what he heard from the white house in 2003. this white house is expressing confidence that sarin gas was used. what do you say to skeptics in moscow and maybe in other countries, perhaps at home, who doubt that level? >> i think there was a 45 minute briefing with members of the national security team prior to this which they walked through all of that level of confidence that they have. i think anybody who doubts that in terms of the pictures that
were shown wouldn't only be doubting the intelligence, but would be doubting the entire international reporting crew that was there to document all of this. there have been doctors, intelligence communities, media. i don't think it takes mere eyeballs to recognize what's happening there. it's not a question of doubting us. it's doubting everybody but iran, syria, north korea, russia. >> one other historic villain who used chemical weapons against its people and that was hussein. it was a policy that there should be regime change as a result of that. why shouldn't bit the same against assad? >> you're trying to act -- the premise of the question is we don't want a new leader. i think i have stated two days in a row that we don't see any -- a peaceful or stable syria in the future that has assad as the head of it. their number one priority for us as a government is to make sure that we stop the threat of isis
and bring stability to that region. but make no question about it, there is no peaceful and stable syria in the future if assad is the head of. that's it, point blank. >> i just want to clarify. is the u.s. position as far as cooperation with russia that russia must -- that russia must admit or agree that syria was behind the chemical attack and then also that russia -- can cooperation happen if russia maintains its position that syria was not behind that? >> it's not just behind it. russia has joined an international agreement regarding not just the use, but possession of. with susan rice, who went out and said syria no longer had access to chemical weapons. we know that's not true. i think that the united states,
russia and others, signed an international agreement that syria was part of that said they would not, not only not use, but possession chemical weapons. the first thing we need do is make sure we enforce the existing agreement that russia is a partner to. that's first an foremost. it is in the national interest of the united states to make sure the proliferation of chemical weapons spreads no further. that is something we have to be careful of. it is not only the deterrence of future use, but also the proliferation of them throughout the world. >> but at this point russia is not even agreeing with the u.s. contingent that the syrian government carried out the attack. >> i understand that. and i think that secretary tillerson has just landed a few hours ago, and i think will have an opportunity to talk to him. but again, this is not -- as i just mentioned to steve a second ago, you realize that russia is in an island on this. this is not some big split as to how this actually happened.
the only countries that aren't supporting the u.s.' position are syria, north korea, iran and russia. this is not exactly a happy time cocktail party of people that you want to be associated with. they are failed states with the exception of russia. so these individual states. when russia is saying they don't agree with us, they are not siding with other nations of stature. they're agreeing with failed states and a small number of those. they are staring in defiance, or they are defiant in the world view that doctors, intelligence agencies, reporters, civilians, international securities have all looked at and come to the same conclusion except for them. i don't think there's any other outcome than that. with that, guys, i'll see you back in a little bit. i know we're going to have another one. >> melissa: sean spicer just wrapping up the press briefing.
little healthcare mixed in. hello everyone. spicer was also asked about the status of the health care legislation, as well as the united airlines incident involving a passenger who was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight. joining me to discuss all this, no one better. ari fleisher, very good friend and former press secretary. we said we feel a little washed up. sit back, watch john. you don't think he'd ever go back? >> heavens, no. who wants that job? i wouldn't want to have a job like that. >> dana: what do you think about these questions? interesting to hear the question about wmd and chemical attacks and regime change and what is the administration's position. how do you think sean's doing today on that? >> look, i have said throughout the beginning, sean has done a fine job carrying what donald trump wants him to carry. he's representing the president. i think where sean has really done anproved job, but he's not fighting with the press as
much. and i think if you have to fight with the press, and often you do, it's better doing it private than making that briefing room such a hot flash point day in, day out. >> dana: i used to say, let's turn down the temperature. there's no reason for us to fight. then i could go back and get mad at them. >> we were in a different white house. >> dana: we were there before social media and before twitter. i think that has changed a lot. >> it's changed reporters i think more than it's changed press secretaries. >> dana: the constant flow and it's immediate. you all know what their opinions are. that makes it different when you go into the briefing room. >> they would go to the north lawn 10, 15 minutes later and file. now it's 30 seconds and file. >> dana: you mentioned sean is a very substantive briefer. i agree. the best pr people if you're in school, understand the policy and then you become a better briefer. but what about -- 'cause you were press secretary at the beginning of an administration. i finished it out.
we've had discussions. sit harder to be the one at the beginning, where you're coming up with the policies or at the end when you're defending all of the past decisions. right now the press and americans are ahead of where the policy process is on these questions of syria and north korea. so how, as communication staff of the white house, do they deal with that when behind the scenes at the national security council they're still trying to figure it out. >> the press is always trying to go to what is the biggest next issue instead of focusing on the seriousness of a military action. what does it mean for the future of assad? the beginning of the administration you don't have all those answers. you also have an outsider who doesn't have the best shaped opinions about these yet because he hasn't wrestled with them for the last 5, 10, 15 years the way policy insiders did. so sean's got to hold the gates. that's what he's got to do. just let the policy decisions
catch up. you're watching this play out with nikki haley the u.n. ambassador speaking different from rex tillerson, the secretary of state. obviously, debate under way behind the scenes. >> dana: we're about 18 days from the 100-day mark. i have been thinking about this whole 100 days. the benchmark of it. did you feel a lot of pressure in those first few months in order to have points on the board at 100 days? and have we sort of reached a point where that shouldn't be the measurement any more? >> well, we said back in 2001 it wasn't the measurement, but we got measured by it anyway. i remember we had elaborate events set up, things to manage it because we had no choice. but inside the white house, none of us liked it. none of us thought it was worth while. especially the president. he thought it was meaningless. but you sort of play along when the press forces your hand. we had to create some events to mark what was done. >> dana: i can't let you go without asking you about united airlines. stock is down. i imagine that internal employee
morale is really down. what do you think of how united's handled it and more importantly, if they were to call you today -- i don't want you to give them free advice but what would you tell them to do? >> ceo, what he needs to do is two things. one, don't tell anybody in the press to fly to the home of the doctor that was removed and apologize. then he needs to get booked on every tv show he can find and tell the public he's sorry. pieces of paper, statements are not enough. this is emotional. show it and mean it. >> dana: especially if the only paper he put out was blaming the passenger. volunteer means you are willing to do it, not that you are forcibly removed from the plane. thank you, ari. america's top diplomat is on the ground in moscow with a tough message for russia. rex tillerson warning russia to get on the same page over syria and stop supporting bashar al-assad. but one leader tillerson won't
be meeting with is russia's president. secretary tillerson's goal, where you are, is a very clear one. right? >> reporter: it is, dana. if you look here, it's a choice secretary rex tillerson said, for russia. they can continue to support bashar al-assad or work with the western allies and figure out a way, a process by which in the future some day the syrian people can choose a successor to president al-assad. as he left the g-7 earlier today in italy on his way to moscow, he also gave the most aggressive statement he has thus far on the future of the syrian leader. >> i think it is clear to all of us that the reign of the assad family is coming to an end. but the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important in our view to the durability, the stability inside of a unified
syria and its stability and durability of the outcome going forward. >> reporter: and he said that assad's use of chemical weapons is traof of that. it was the russian government that brokered that agreement a few years back that would have syria get rid of all its chemical weapons. the united states pointing out that last week chemical weapons were used in that attack in syria, dana. >> dana: russia claims assad never used chemical weapons. what will the white house say about that? >> reporter: yeah. just a couple of hours before secretary of state tillerson landed in moscow, russian president vladamir putin took to tv and said that he wants the united nations to investigate the chemical attack last week. the russian president insists that he has information that russian intelligence has provided him that bashar al-assad was set up in this case. the response from sean spicer, which you just heard, was that the entire world is of the conclusion and the united nations is of the conclusion and
secretary state tillerson said the conclusion is that it is clear that bashar al-assad used chemical weapons and it is only syria and russia that believe the other case. this all comes down to tomorrow morning the secretary of state will meet with the russian minister. as for the idea that the secretary of state might meet with russian president putin, the kremlin is saying no such meeting is on the schedule, but we'll watch out. >> dana: thank you, rich. moscow not the only hot spot the trump administration is facing. the president's national security council is constantly considering multiple scenarios from the middle east to rising tensions in asia, as well as humanitarian crises and global warming issues. so what goes into this process? jillian turner a former white house security council staffer under president george w. bush and barack obama, a fox news contributor as well. when the press asks sean spinor at the white house, what does he
mean by solving north korea? what do you think that looks like, if you are somebody who wants to see a peaceful resolution? >> if you're someone who wants to see a peaceful resolution, that looks to me like some kind of a diplomatic or political answer to the problem which we all know, unfortunately, doesn't exist, because presidents, over the last 40 years, have been trying this to no success. so i think what the trump administration is probably considering is an array of options, from political and diplomatic levers like financial sanctions, to something more robust, some kind of military intervention. kinetic action. the unenviable problem to try to solve. i really -- it's one of those countries today where there's no good options, so you're really choosing from an array of options and they range from bad to not plausible. >> dana: last week president
trump met with the president of china. one of the things he pressed them on was more help in putting pressure on north korea in order to do the right thing. this morning he tweeted this. north korea is looking for trouble. if china decides to help, great. if not, we will solve the problem without them. usa. if you're the chinese, which take things very literally, how do you think they understood that? >> it's probably -- it's a vague sort of threat, but i think the chinese might be growing used to this a little bit with the president. president trump has been sort of tweeting out these tough stances on china policy since before inauguration. if you remember, in december, he was talking about doing away with the one china policy. so i think that the chinese do tend to interpret things very literally. we all know their diplomatic speak is its own language.
but i think they're learning that with president trump, you can't necessarily take him at his word. you can't take him at his tweet, put it that way. >> dana: that's probably a good way to put it. take us behind the scenes and what it's like at the national security council. you have some insight into the changes made. there were other changes made. do you think that those changes helped them efficiently try to come to some conclusion on the policies going forward for all these different hot spots? >> i do. i think they made two really good moves. first of all on bannon, inclusion and then removal from the principles committee. i find that insignificant in terms of policy making. i think it was way overblown in the media. but two things that came out of the presidential directive last week were the national security council, homeland security council are back together under one umbrella, which is important policy making implications. means these two organizations are now synced once again. means the lines of communication
are clear. there's not unnecessary stove piping. we're not drawing these kind of arbitrary lines between let's say border security and counter terrorism and regional security in the middle east. it means everybody is working together. that's a really good thing. the other important thing that happened the the secretary of energy was added to the nsc. this is important as well because it shows the trump administration is recognizing the fact that energy is a geo strategic issue. when we make decisions about what the u.s. is going to do in various parts of the world, we have to factor in energy. where is the oil supply and who is it coming from? who is it going to? and what are our interests there? >> dana: not only oil and gas, but nuclear energy. >> nuclear energy as well. >> dana: jillian, thank you very much. >> thanks, dana. >> dana: ted cruz hitting the campaign trail. we'll tell you where and why and how even president trump is getting involved. and miles offense to keep out
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smuggling and illegal border crossing. mr. sessions making immigration enforcement a key priority for the justice department and vowing to speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of federal crimes. is it an immigration crackdown on the way or under way? >> reporter: certainly looks like it, dana. the attorney general sent this memo to the 94 u.s. attorneys today instructing them to bring more cases against those entering the u.s. illegally to blunt the reach of the drug cartel. sessions made the announcement during a tour of the arizona/mexico border this morning. >> we will now be detaining all adults who are apprehended at the border. they will not be released. to support this mission, we have already served 25 immigration judges to detention centers along the border. >> reporter: during his touring this morning, the attorney general said he and the president had made it a priority and they believed the results are beginning to become evident. he said from january to february
of this year, illegal crossings dropped by 40% which is an extremely sharp decline. then last month, he said they saw a 72% drop compared to the previous month before the president was inaugurated. he said that's one of the lowest figures in the last 17 years, dana. >> dana: maybe just knowing what the policies are has deterred some people from coming. it's that much progress when members get back and start talking about the budget, is the wall less of a priority? maybe they say we don't need it? >> that was the question we put to the attorney general at that news conference. if they're making so much progress, why is the wall such a priority? he said it remains the leading edge of their strategy. he also indicated these prototypes for the wall are beginning to move forward. >> the wall is a multiplier of great proportion. it is going to enable us, when we deport criminal aliens and
others who have been in the country illegally, that they don't get to come back as we are seeing today. >> we also learned at a briefing with homeland security this morning that the bidding process for these prototypes are close to 800 companies that put in offers and ideas. they expect some of those to be built really within the next couple of months down on the border to do some testing. the money is gonna come from what's called reprogram funds from the 2017 budget so that is not going to be a hangup for the time being. >> dana: just take it from one corner. >> i wish i could do that with my budget at home, right? >> dana: don't we all. thanks, katherine. warplanes dropping bombs in syria just days after the deadly gas attack in the region. the u.s. ramping up pressure on russia. fox news spoke with syrian rebel fighters about what they're facing and what kind of help they need. benjamin hall joins us in
turkey. benjamin, what did you learn about u.s. support for these fighters? >> good evening, dana. we were in the state house today used by fight turkey. we were speaking to the leader of one of these brigades which is u.s. backed. he told us just three months ago the payment to his men had been cut from $120 a month to $60 a month. that was because the u.s. had asked him to become part of a larger umbrella organization and he didn't want to do that. he also said today he has a fight on all sides. >> isis was created by assad after he used excessive force. now we are fighting many terrorists. iran, which is a terrorist country, hezbollah which is a terrorist group, and isis, too. >> reporter: we also spoke to another fighter from a town which got hit by chemicals last week. he said despite those chemical attacks, the people felt galvanized.
>> translator: life there is desperate now and people are sad. the attack has made us even more determined to fight the regime and protect our town. but we need more help. >> reporter: by help, he means he wants a no-fly zone. he wants anti-aircraft guns. something the u.s. said they will not give them. but today you can see why will they're asking for that. assad's air force was back in business, dropping barrel bombs. barrel bombs are very basic devices. barrels filled with nails and explosives. they kill indiscriminately. often dropped on hospitals. just yesterday the u.s. said the use of these devices, these weapons, would be considered cause for more strikes. so for assad to use them at the moment really is playing with fire. dana? >> dana: thank you very much, benjamin. there's a special election today in kansas to replace congressman mike pompeo. he was named cia director for the trump administration. the state treasurer is competing against jim thompson, a civil
rights attorney. and chris rockhold is in the case. senator ted cruz hitting the campaign trail. >> thank you, ron, thank you, rob. it is great to be back in kansas. it is great to be back with so many friends. kansas is a state that embodies midwestern common sense. basic conservative values. and those are values that this country desperately longs for. >> dana: and the president tweeting his support saying ron espes is running today in the great state of kansas. a wonderful guy. i need his help on healthcare and tax cuts. meaning reform. richard fowler is a radio talk show host. an opinion editor, the opinion editor for "the washington times." both are fox news contributors. charlie, what's the matter with kansas? >> well, you know, the reason people like mike pompeo and tom price get picked for administration jobs, or one
reason, is that they're shoe ins for a republican to replace them in congress. as we have seen, donald trump does need a strong republican representation in congress in order to get through his agenda. and the truth is that's probably what is gonna happen in kansas state, what will happen next week in georgia. it's going to be tougher, it appears to be tougher. you've got the democrats who are energized with the anti-trump sentiment out there. and there's a lot of lack luster. it was interesting to listen to ted cruz. the thing he said was the biggest enemy is complacency. republicans have to battle that. >> dana: that's something, richard, i was reading today. some of they look at the ads in georgia in that special elections. there's 11 republicans running. they're sort of watered down. in this case, one of the complaints about the campaign run by republican candidate is that the ads are sort of
lackluster. not that exciting. you have democrats who are quite engaged. i understand why they're engaged right now, but do you think they're able to maintain that level of engagement and exci excitement over the next 18 months. >> that's the million dollar question democrats will try to figure out. these special elections should be learning opportunities. the democratic party, i would argue, got kansas wrong, right? the dnc money just went in yesterday. where as in we should have been playing here a long time ago. we have got to be playing in every single solitary race from dog catcher to president of the united states if we want to regain our party's foothold on america. right now the republican party is the majority party across the country. and for democrats to change that, we have to invest in every race and we have to start having a conversation with working class people. that's why we will likely lose today in kansas. but i think we have a shot of winning in georgia.
one, because we have energy and two, we have a candidate who wants to work with working class people. but this is going to be very interesting, to say the least. >> dana: charlie, last question to you. i guess the good news is that 11 republicans want to run for this race. but how do you try and enforce some discipline on a party to try to focus so that president trump doesn't actually end up with one fewer republican there, or the democrats are able to pick up seats on him? >> it's a real tough -- that's a tough order. it's obviously done with good organizing and recruiting good candidates that are good enough that you can kind of look at the rest of the field and say, look, this person's gonna run away with it, don't even waste your time. richard is exactly right. it will be a lesson for both sides. >> dana: thank you very much. all right. is there one thing the u.s. and mexico can agree on? yes. and even trump approves.
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>> more ahead on rex tillerson's visit to russia after he delivered an ultimatum to president putin on syria. now he says the russians tried to cover up the syrian gas attack. we'll get a live report from moscow. plus, defense secretary james mattis set to hold a news conference next hour on the u.s. missile strike in syria. we're expecting details of the effects and anticipating news about the strategy going forward. big news ahead top of the hour on shepard smith reporting. see you then. >> dana: well, here's one thing that unites the u.s. and mexico. soccer. the two countries along with canada teaming up for a bid to host the u.s. games in 2026 on our continent. trace gallagher is live with the story. i love it, trace. >> reporter: dana, u.s. certainly has the facilities and the finances to go it along in hosting the 2026 world cup but it is apparently a goodwill jess
kphur. the bid will include all of north america. if it is approved considering there is no competition, the u.s. would host 60 games including the semifinals and finals, and mexico and canada would host ten games each. mexico would host the world cup opener at its new stadium in mexico city. now, during the announcement of the bid, the media wasn't nearly as interested in soccer as you can imagine as they were in politics. specifically, u.s./mexico relations. because by 2026, donald trump will have been out of office for at least two years, but if the current plan holds, president trump will have left behind a massive wall along the u.s./mexico border. tensions not withstanding, u.s. soccer federation president said president trump is on board with the three country bid. watch. >> president of the united states is fully supportive and encouraged us to have this joint
bid. he is pleased that mexico is part of this bid. we've gotten further encouragement on that. we looked at bidding alone and decided we wanted a bid with our partners in north america. we have a strong encouragement from president trump to that very end. >> got to read around the edges. so far the white house has not commented on the bid. he acknowledges he hasn't spoken directly with president trump. but the plan is to play the u.s. games at nfl stadiums built over the past ten years. but the hosting cities won't be announced until the bid is finalized. the u.s. last hosted the cup in 19d 94. >> dana: i think it's a great idea. police anticipate, quote, some kind of end game, unquote, with an armed and dangerous fugitive who sent a manifesto to president trump and some possible concerns for speaker paul ryan. wisconsin police will join us next. you always pay
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>> dana: police are expanding their man hunt for the wisconsin man suspected of stealing guns and threatening an attack on the government. joseph jacobowski was taped sending a manifesto to president trump. now police anticipate some kind of end game. joining us is the sheriff for rock county, wisconsin, and david moore is the chief of the jamesville wisconsin police department. gentlemen, thank you. the suspect, the fugitive, is not unknown to law enforcement. what do you know about him? >> he has been known by officers for many years. largely municipal type crimes, traffic type violations. but about eight years ago he
attacked one of our police officers. he spent some prison time for that crime. >> dana: apparently the stepfather has said that he worries that the fugitive, his stepson, is actually looking for some suicide by cop. that he wants to end his life. how do you approach trying to track down and apprehend a suspect like that? >> well, actually, that's pretty common with people that have, you know, been involved in situations like this where they don't believe that there is a way out for them. and one of the things that we're taking away so far is that we haven't had anyone get hurt. we certainly don't want him to get hurt. and our officers are trained. they have good training in the sense of being able to deal with these type of individuals that are, you know r wanting to harm themselves by using the police as a method. so i'm confident that if that were the case, we're gonna do everything we can obviously to keep the community safe, to keep
our officers safe, but also we want to make sure that he as well stays safe. >> dana: i read in his manifesto he wrote with some anti-religious commentary, and there was concern that perhaps he was trying to make a stand at a religious service. with easter coming up, does that have you on more heightened alert? >> mr. jakubowski's writings, there were two themes that came out. one was anti-religious, the other anti-government. currently, we're putting patrols in place to cover those areas. certainly if this matter stretches on into easter, those religious ceremonies in our communities will be well patrolled. >> dana: i assume you have good cooperation then with the federal government as well, since the letter was sent directly to president trump? >> yes, we've had a very good partnership with our federal friends. the fbi has brought forth a great deal of resources and
personnel. atf has been extremely helpful. secret service. even the state of wisconsin. all of them have been extremely helpful for us. it has made quite a large footprint with the law enforcement being here. we are confident that with the resources that we have, as well as the personnel that's been given us, that we'll be able to ana: of course, you're in jamesville which happens to be the home town of the speaker of the house, paul ryan. i'm sure that you are cooperating with his security as well. >> we are. >> dana: all right. thank you very much. we wish you well in trying to track him down, and that nobody gets hurt in the process. all right. >> thank you. >> dana: no one believed this guy's story until this video proved him right. a four-legged hit and run that you have to see.
when they thought they should westart saving for retirement.le then we asked some older people when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement. just start as early as you can. it's going to pay off in the future. if we all start saving a little more today, we'll all be better prepared tomorrow. prudential. bring your challenges. >> dana: he's friends didn't believe him. but then came this video. a deer slams into a canadian man as he steps out of his truck.
he was on his way to work when the deer head-butted him to the ground. the aspiring rapper says he plans to write a song about it, of course. here's shep. >> shepard: it's noon on the west coast. 3:00 in washington. 10:00 p.m. in moscow. 4:00 a.m. pyongyang. we're monitoring fast-developing stories with global implications. first, secretary of state rex tillerson arriving in russia as the white house warns of potential new action against moscow's ally in syria bashar al-assad. and the stakes could not be higher after new strikes could be taken. and president trump offering to cut a deal with china as he tweets north korea is looking for trouble. that's after north korean state media